What is Coast Park?

    The Coast Park project is a State Government initiative that spans a number of coastal councils. When complete it aims to provide a continuous 70 kilometre long shared-use pathway from North Haven to Sellicks Beach.

    How much of Holdfast Bay's Coast Park has been completed?

    We have now completed all the Council owned sections of Coast Park from Glenelg North to North Brighton and then from Hove to Kingston Park. The only remaining section to complete is the connecting pathway through private land at Minda Dunes, North Brighton. 

    Where is the Kingston Park section of the Coast Park?

    This section begins at the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club and extends to our southern boundary towards the end of Burnham Road, where it connects with the City of Marion’s section. It is approximately 750 metres in length and runs in front of the Brighton Caravan Park and Kingston Park coastal reserve.

    Is this Holdfast Bay's last section of Coast Park ?

    Not quite. A  section in front of the Minda Campus through the remnant dunes at North Brighton remains. Detailed designs are currently being prepared for the Minda section which will link up with our pathway at Repton and Gladstone Roads, North Brighton.

    What does the Coastal Reserve redevelopment include?

    Important features include the protection and enhancement of the sacred Tjilbruke Spring site, opportunities for recreation including an adventure playground, more trees and areas for native plantings, public amenities, BBQs, shelters, showers and more.

    What about car parking for the precinct?

    It proposed to reconfigure the existing caravan park car park to make it safer. This will result in the loss of approximately 4 spaces. It is proposed to upgrade the monument car park located approximately 100 metres to the east. There are approximately 67 on-street spaces along Burnham Road within 400 metres of the precinct. The yacht club car park to the north is also a short walk away.

    How much will the project cost?

    Including the kiosk and interpretative centre, the total cost is approximately $5 million.

    Is funding required to undertake the project?

    Yes. So far council has allocated funds to undertake the Coast Park project which comprises Stage 1 & 2 of the Master Plan. The remainder of the Master Plan will require external funding support.

    Will the project be staged?

    Yes. The project has a number of components, with the Coast Park shared-use pathway being a priority. It is envisaged that there would be up to seven separate stages.

    When will the project be completed?

    It is expected that the project could take up to 5 years to complete. Commencement and timing is, however, very much dependent on Council securing external funding.

    Who can I contact for more information?

    Emily Kenchington  Strategic Planner ekenchington@holdfast.sa.gov.au

    What are the next steps?

    This project will be staged over a number of years. The project (including the kiosk and interpretative centre) has a cost of approximately$5 million and therefore its implementation is dependent on Council securing external funding from the State and/or Australian Government.